Somehow the laws of space and time have been bent, and I am already 25 weeks pregnant. This doesn’t seem possible. Yesterday, I went back and read through a few blog posts from this time in my pregnancy with Alexis, and I’m feeling more behind than ever! By this time last pregnancy, we had already picked out a name and assembled a crib. We’ve got some work to do!
Until the last week or so, I haven’t really felt very pregnant. Alexis keeps me busy and I’ve had few pregnancy symptoms, so it’s been easy to focus on what’s right in front of me instead of what’s coming. But suddenly, baby boy is kicking a lot more throughout the day, my belly is starting to feel like it’s in the way, and Braxton Hicks contractions have made a noticeable appearance.
By now, baby boy weighs about 2 pounds. Daddy got to feel his first baby kick this week. Alexis knows a baby is in mommy’s “belly” and likes to ask to “touch it.” The other day, she gave him a kiss. Baby sat on my sciatic nerve on Tuesday, causing all sorts of pain, but kindly moved overnight. This gave me an opportunity to learn that I’ve selectively forgotten the negative parts of my last pregnancy, because I was sure Alexis never gave me sciatica. Then I discovered that of course she did, at this same time in the pregnancy. I wonder what else I’ve forgotten?